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Subject: BAPTISM
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A CHRISTENING, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They took him to the hoary church
Last Line: For christopher upon his breast.
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


ANATHEMA, by GEORGE S. BRYAN    Poem Text                
First Line: After a week of rain (miss martha said)
Last Line: "you little slut, now you shan't be baptized!"
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


ANNIVERS: BAPTISMI, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text                
First Line: How much worse than in vain
Last Line: When thou, not I, sole owner art of me.
Subject(s): Baptism; Birth; Christianity; Christenings; Child Birth; Midwifery


ANNIVERS: BAPTISMT, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text                
First Line: Courage my soule! What though thy foes combine
Last Line: Wilt but endure a conquerour to grow.
Subject(s): Baptism; Worship; Christenings


ANNIVERSARIUM BAPTISMI (1), by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text                
First Line: Welcome sweet & happy day
Last Line: Who serve truth's potent master tell a lie.
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


ANNIVERSARIUM BAPTISMI (2), by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text                
First Line: Love, I am thine: for yf I be
Last Line: O may I but be thine, I care not how!
Subject(s): Baptism; Worship; Christenings


ANNIVERSARIUM BAPTISMI (3), by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text                
First Line: O deer & memorable day to me
Last Line: Eases soft chains on my diseases rage.
Subject(s): Baptism; Christianity; Christenings


ANNIVERSARIUM BAPTISMI (5), by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text                
First Line: Woe is me, but even now
Last Line: Sooner we to heavn shall rise.
Subject(s): Baptism; Worship; Christenings


AT THE CHRISTENING OF AN INFANT THE MIND OF THE YOUNG PREACHER WANDERS, by MILLER WILLIAMS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It's not for us to give this soul to god
Last Line: Your new one, and god, and human - and go forth
Subject(s): Baptism


BAPTISM OF AN INFANT AT ITS MOTHER'S FUNERAL, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whence is that trembling of a father's hand
Last Line: Be wafted from the minstrelsy of heaven.
Subject(s): Baptism; Stillbirth; Christenings; Death - Childbirth


BAPTISM OF CHRIST, by NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a green spot in the wilderness
Last Line: Circled, and flutter'd to the saviour's breast.
Subject(s): Baptism; Jesus Christ - Life And Ministry; Christenings


BAPTISM OF THE FIRST BORN, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come dearest, come, the sabbath-bell
Last Line: And strong death's icy seal are there.
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


BAPTISMAL, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lightning inside the black cloud put slabs
Last Line: To walk over the fire like a lake.
Subject(s): Baptism; Fire; Christenings


BAPTISME, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The strength of baptisme, that's within
Last Line: It saves the soule, by drowning sin.
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


DA VERRA LEETLA BABY, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text                
First Line: Irish padre tommeeckbride
Last Line: W'en he do da best he can!
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 20. BAPTISM, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear be the church that, watching o'er the needs
Last Line: With what man hopes from heaven, yet fears from earth.
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


FOUR EPISTLES: MIRACLE AT THE FEAST OF PENTECOST: 2, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Many thanks have been order'd this day to attend
Last Line: Excuse the presumption.—dear vicar, adieu!
Subject(s): Apostles; Baptism; Bible; Language; Prayer; Religion; Spiritual Life; Disciples, Twelve; Christenings; Words; Vocabulary; Theology


GOSPEL BANJO: HOMAGE TO LITTLE ROY LEWIS, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Three days I lay with a fire under my skin, in the guest room
Last Line: Which is the joy of waking on either side of the jordan.
Subject(s): Banjos; Baptism; Dreams; Lewis, Little Roy; Musical Instruments; Prayer Meetings; Christenings; Nightmares


NO PHOTO, by ANN DEVENEZIA    Poem Source                
First Line: I wish I had not forgotten my camera
Last Line: Trusting to memory the candle's glow
Subject(s): Baptism; Children


ON THE CHRISTENING OF A FRIEND'S CHILD, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This day among the faithful placed
Last Line: Another and the same!
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


ON WITNESSING A BAPTISM, by NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She stood up in the meekness of a heart
Last Line: In leading its young spirit up to god.
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


PERAMBULATOR POEM, by DAVID MCCORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was christened
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


PERAMBULATOR POEM, by DAVID MCCORD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was christened
Last Line: I let them know %that I was christened
Subject(s): Baptism


PLACE OF BIRTH, by JACQUELINE JOHNSON    Poem Source                
First Line: I was baptized by
Last Line: Down home, %sanctified jazz
Subject(s): Babies; Baptism; Birth


POMP'S DEFENSE, by BELLE RICHARDSON HARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I stole dem breeches, I 'knowledge de corn
Last Line: Ter steal dem breeches ter be baptize' in.
Subject(s): African Americans; Baptism; Religion; Negroes; American Blacks; Christenings; Theology


REFUSING TO BAPTIZE A SON, by RODNEY JONES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twilight came and my mother-in-law
Last Line: Even in these words, even if they are %the superstitions of an agnostic
Subject(s): Baptism


RELIQUARY, by JAN LEE ANDE    Poem Source                
First Line: The golden lock from my son's first haircut
Last Line: Of the holy bones of my black dog who could fly
Subject(s): Baptism; Christianity; Spiritual Life


SACRED EPIGRAM: BAPTISM DOES NOT TAKE AWAY FUTURE SINS, by RICHARD CRASHAW    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You, who were but recently that child achilles whom your
Last Line: Can now be better wrecked by its own tears
Subject(s): Baptism


SACRED EPIGRAM: ON THE WATER OF THE LORD'S BAPTISM, by RICHARD CRASHAW    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O blessed [water], which may thus go over the holy limbs!
Last Line: Indeed whatever drop passes over the holy limbs, %while it remains here, is a jewel; while it falls
Subject(s): Baptism


SACRED EPIGRAM: THE ETHIOPIAN WASHED, by RICHARD CRASHAW    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The black man comes forth from the holy waves - how well washed!
Last Line: Now the holy dove will wish even a black house
Subject(s): Baptism; Blacks


SONG OF THE BAPTISMAL CHIMES, by JEAN RICHEPIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Philistines, grocers / the while that you know, sirs
Last Line: Roses.
Subject(s): Baptism; Children; Christenings; Childhood


SUN AND RAIN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All day the sun and rain have been
Last Line: Their wet eyes heavenward with these of mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Baptism; Flowers; God; Rain; Roses; Christenings


THE CHRISTENIN', by PRIAM [PSEUD.]    Poem Text                
First Line: "on the plains of tooraneedin, where the rabbits keep on breedin'"
Last Line: He's the one and only christian pig in all the countryside
Alternate Author Name(s): Priam
Subject(s): Baptism;christianity;ireland;pigs; Christenings;irish;boars;hogs


THE CHRISTENING, by AMY SHERMAN BRIDGMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: O little one
Last Line: Let us go!
Subject(s): Baptism; Children; Christenings; Childhood


THE CHRISTENING, by THOMAS EDWARD BROWN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hould him up!
Last Line: My gough! But we'll have a chrizzenin'!
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, T. E.
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


THE CHRISTENING, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whose child is this they bring
Last Line: Yea: sweet love's sepulchring!'
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


THE CHRISTENING, by ALEXANDER WATT    Poem Text                
First Line: Twas foorsday, an' the blinding drift
Last Line: To imitate the barefit laird.
Subject(s): Baptism; Religion; Christenings; Theology


THE PARISH REGISTER: 1. BAPTISMS, by GEORGE CRABBE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The year revolves, and I again explore
Last Line: As spenser his -- but not with spenser's oar.
Subject(s): Baptism; Poetry & Poets; Spenser, Edmund (1552-1599); Christenings


THE SECOND BAPTISM, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When tiny babes we touch on brow and breast
Last Line: Wetting them with our tears.
Subject(s): Baptism; Fear; Smiles; Soul; Tears; Christenings


THE WATERS OF H. BAPTISME, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text                
First Line: The worlds great lord as once he stood
Last Line: These onely sin.
Subject(s): Baptism; God; Water; Christenings


THESE BAPTIZING WATERS, by JEANNE EMMONS    Poem Source                
First Line: We are at the thin brink that marks
Last Line: These baptizing waters
Subject(s): Baptism; Catholics; Water


TO C.F.H.; ON HER CHRISTENING-DAY, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair caroline, I wonder what
Last Line: Good things with glad. . . . Yes, caroline!
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


UNDERWATER SACRAMENT, COHUTTA WILDERNESS, by DEREK ECONOMY    Poem Source                
First Line: I held my breath as we went down
Last Line: Trailing away in double procession
Subject(s): Baptism; Religion